Romsey Primary School
Station Street, Romsey Vic 3434
Romsey Primary School has been educating the children of the town and district since 1865. The school was relocated to its current site in 1994. The school is located within the township, which is a growing satellite town 60km north-west of Melbourne. In 2005 the school has a student population of 397; further steady increases in school size are predicted over the next five to ten years. The school has outstanding building and equipment facilities on its 11.5ha site. Students are drawn principally from the town and immediate area; however one school bus operates in bringing students from the south and west of the town. A number of parents choose to send their children to Romsey Primary School from further a field.
The aim of all programs is to provide an excellent grounding in literacy and numeracy, extending and catering for students’ special needs and abilities, allowing all to fulfil their potential while developing powerful personal and social skills of independence, leadership, resilience and responsibility.
The organization of classes is based on a multi-age structure, which encourages and enhances individual achievement and social development. Class configuration is largely Preps, 1/2, 3/4, & 5/6. Some variance from this can occur to maintain pupil numbers in each class within student number guidelines.
Parent participation in school activities and programs is highly valued and encouraged. Opportunities for parents to make an active contribution to school life occur through Parents’ Club, fundraising, special days and celebrations, curriculum and classroom support, working bees, environmental projects and the parent gardening group. Parents and the school community are kept informed through the school newsletter “InForm,” a community newspaper facilitated through the school, “The Romsey Rag,” information sessions and family nights.